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Sheffield Wednesday interested in Stuart Findlay

Sheffield Wednesday interested in Stuart Findlay

A Championship playoff spot could be a reality for Sheffield Wednesday fans by the end of the season if the club continues to play as well as they have. Steve Bruce has managed to tighten the defence at Hillsborough since arriving in Yorkshire and is yet to taste defeat since being in the dugout.

And, it appears he could be prepared to add even further reinforcements to his defence in the summer.

What’s the News?

According to a report by The Daily Mail (print edition 15 March, page 94, via HITC Sport), Sheffield Wednesday are planning a move for Kilmarnock’s Stuart Findlay.

It is claimed The Owls are prepared to pay £1million for the Scotland Under-21 international after an impressive debut in the Scottish Premiership and has turned into a key figure for Steve Clarke’s side.

The Verdict:

Dominic Iorfa and Michael Hector have been extremely impressive for Sheffield Wednesday this season and have been key to helping turn things around at Hillsborough, however, the potential arrival of Findlay would be something that could help upgrade the backline even further.

As mentioned, the 23-year-old has been impressive for Kilmarnock this season following a disappointing time at both Celtic and Newcastle United where he failed to make a single first-team appearance for them.

However, two questions must really be asked about whether a deal can be struck, especially considering the club’s current position.

Sheffield Wednesday are likely to face a transfer embargo over the summer if they are unable to obtain Premier League football, and although they sit just four points from the playoffs, it could still be a tough ask for Bruce’s side to catch their promotion rivals up.

Another question that will be posed is whether Kilmarnock will be willing to sell Findlay after his impressive season and could potentially look to command a larger fee than the £1m allegedly being planned.

Sheffield Wednesday fans, what do you make of the links regarding Findlay? Do you think it is a realistic move considering the situation the club finds itself in? Join in with the discussion below by sharing your thoughts with us.

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